Building Inspections

Buildwise Certification knows that buying or selling a house is one of the largest financial decisions that you will make. Our Pre-Purchase Building Inspection process and comprehensive reports follow current Australian Standards and provide you with thorough information to ensure you are equipped with impartial advice to make an informed decision.

Buildwise Certification provides both pre-purchase and pre-sale inspections for NSW Residential and Commercial Property. We cover Tamworth and its surrounding areas.

Buildwise Certification also offers the service of organising Pre-Purchase Pest Inspections using reputable pest inspectors from the local area where possible that own their own pest companies. We believe that by arranging a pest inspector that has experience in controlling pest, not only inspecting, and is working in the local area, you are getting the best available advice and report.

An Expert’s View

Below is a gallery of some of the problems we come across on our inspections.
Letting us take a look could save you a lot of money, alerting you to areas that will need attention.

Ensuring Quality Through Independent Inspections

Many people ask us why we don’t do combined Pest and Building Inspection ourselves, and the repairs to problems we find. The answer is pretty simple!

Buildwise has years of building experience in Tamworth and elsewhere in NSW, and our Inspectors know their field. They are competent to make decisions you can rely on and have all studied the building trade for years. Each has worked in the industry and seen all sorts of problems. All of our inspectors progressed to be a Contractor, Licensed Builder or Building Certifier. Buildwise Inspectors are very experienced men in Building.

For a Building Inspector to become a Combined Pre-Purchase Pest Inspector as well, they would only have to do a short course (10 days or so), then a few inspections with a Pest Inspector. At Buildwise, we just don’t feel this is adequate training and enough experience, to not only be looking for pest problems and diagnosing, but to complete a thorough report on the building, its fittings and finishes, the services and site, as we always do.

The Pest Control Companies we book for people have, like us, years of experience. They work with termites, cockroaches, etc. every day and can tell you the difference in each sort of species. They can advise on the aggressiveness of the termites’ species. Pest Controllers can advise on different types of mound, wood decay, moisture and even bird lice (in your ceilings). They can check trees for borers and termites, and offer you suggestions on how to treat or reduce all these problems.

Two sets of eyes, looking over your building, each concentrating on what their expertise is, should bring you peace of mind. It does us!

Buildwise does Building Inspections to help you identify the issues with a building and to give you an informative report about needed repairs and maintenance. Buildwise does not quote on the recommended work. We encourage you to get independent quotes from different NSW builders so you can compare prices and workmanship. This ensures you are not quoted on unnecessary items, as we gain nothing from finding more or less issues with the building.

No one’s perfect, but at Buildwise we eliminate the risk for our clients as best we can.

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Have a great week and thank you for guiding us through this entire process, you guys and Merv have been so amazing.


Many thanks for such a comprehensive pre purchase report. James & I appreciate your thorough attention to detail- from which we are able to make an informed decision.

Barbara & James

Thank you. You guys have been a pleasure to deal with. Cheers.